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    Community Chatter: UA students pick their go-to restaurants in Tucson

    Carmen Valencia

    Aside from the sweltering heat and abundance of cactuses, Tucson thrives as much more than a sunny desert. UA students may come from all over the globe, but many have quickly gained a sense of the best cultural spots around the city.

    What do students say are iconic Tucson staples, must-tries for all who come to Tucson?

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    “Probably food trucks, everyone goes to food trucks here in Tucson, it’s like a thing,” said Brieana Sealy, a creative writing junior. “I always talk to locals and they ask me ‘have you been to this food truck?’ and when I say no they go ‘oh, you’re not from here’. I’m not from here, so I’m really skeptical about eating from a truck but it’s pretty much a Tucson right of passage,”

    “Prep and Pastry. I try something new every time I go,” said Allie Magon, a Pre-retailing and consumer scienes junior. “I don’t have a favorite item on the menu, but last time I got the sweet potato hash and it was so good.”

    “Prep and Pastry. It has such an urban vibe and delicious food. It makes my Sunday morning,” said Kelsey Hodge, pre-business freshman

    “Eegee’s, I’ve never been there but I heard they have sandwiches and really good Italian ice though,” said Matthew Lucero, a computer science sophomore

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    “El Guero Canelo. You can get anything, honestly the plain carne asada burrito is my favorite thing in the world,” said Jose Santiago, a journalism junior. “It started as a food truck but now they got restaurants all over town, it’s a huge Tucson staple. It’s the best carne asada I’ve ever had, anything you put on it, it will taste good. They are actually really famous for their Sonoran dog, which is a hot dog wrapped in bacon topped with a bunch of stuff. I could eat like fifteen of those—this place is considered the originators of it. Outside their restaurants they have some of the vintage food trucks that they used and it’s really close to campus.”

    “Blanco Tacos [+ Tequila]. It’s a Mexican food restaurant, and I love it for the amazing tacos and the unlimited chips and dip,” said Avery Romano, a creative writing freshman

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